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					                                                                                                                                     Major Subject: Culture
September Unit Plan: "Your Community"
                                                              Fall Semester
Lesson     Lesson Topic     Minor Subjects                   Goals                                Description
Unit 1: Your Community Begins with You
Lesson 1 What is a          Visual Arts                      oIncrease self-awareness.            o    Students will create life-sized self-portraits
           community?           Health                        o Gain understanding of the         on butcher paper.
                                                             different body systems.
Lesson 2    "I" Poems            Literacy                    o Identify different types of        o     Students will write "I" Poems about
                                 Character Education         poetry.                              themselves. I Poems are structured poems that
                                                                                                  begin with lines that say I am…; I want…; I
                                                                 o Define a community and
                                                                                                  feel… etc.
                                                             understand student importance
                                                             to the community .
Lesson 3    Drawing Protraits Visual Arts                     o Learn how to draw a self-         o     Using certain reference materials and a
                                   Literacy                  portrait.                            defined procedure, students will learn how to
                                                                                                  draw accurate portraits of themselves.
                                     Study Skills
Lesson 4    Autobiography     Literacy                       o Identify the difference      o     Students will read/have read aloud to them
                              Character Ed                   between an autobiography and a the three page excerpt of an autobiography. (For
                                                                                            middle school students it is The Autobiography of
                                                             biography.
                                                                                                  Anne Frank).

                                                                                                                                                    o
                                                                                                  Students will write their own autobiographies.

Lesson 5    Personal             Culture                     o Understand the use of symbols o The Mandala is an art form that has
            Mandalas                   Visual Arts            o Understand the concept of    traditionally been used by eastern cultures. It is a
                                                                                             drawing in the shape of a circle with designs and
                                           Literacy          the mandala.
                                                                                                  symbols to represent the meaning of a person’s
                                                                                                  life.
                                                                                                                                                o
                                                                                                  Students will create their own personal mandalas
                                                                                                  to accompany their autobiographies.




New Jersey After 3, Inc.: Monthly Core Curriculum Planning                                                                                              Sample
                                                                                                                                    Major Subject: Culture
September Unit Plan: "Your Community"


                                                         Fall Semester Continued
Lesson    Lesson Topic           Minor Subjects              Goals                              Description
Unit 2:My Family
Lesson 6 Mapping                 Culture                     o Identify a varity of countries   o On a map of the world, students will locate and
                                   Health                    on a world map.                    place a sticker on the countires their families are
                                                                                                from.
                                       Literacy                      o Understand different     o Students will discuss family traits;what have
                                                             biological and characteristic      they inherited from their families? These can be
                                                             traits.                            physical traits, such as eye color, or things such as
                                                                                                favorite sports teams.
                                                                                                o Students will complete a Family Trait Chart.

Lesson 7    Family Mapping       Visual Arts                                                    o Students will design family circles.
                                     Study Skills            o Group and organize a family      o Using small tree branches, students will make
                                                                                                “family trees.”
                                                             tree.
Lesson 8    Interviews           Literacy               o Learn how to compose                  o Students will come up with interview questions
                                  Character Development different types of questions.           in preparation for interviewing a family member.
                                                                                                                                           o For
                                                                                                homework, students will interview the family
                                                                                                member.

Lesson 9    Family Essays        Visual Arts                 o Learn something new about        o Students will write and illustrate essays about
                                 Literacy                    their family.                      their families.




New Jersey After 3, Inc.: Monthly Core Curriculum Planning                                                                                              Sample
                                                                                                                                    Major Subject: Culture
September Unit Plan: "Your Community"
Lesson 10 Meet the               Health                      o Identify the importances of       o Students will take a brief walking tour of the
          Community              Visual Arts                 mapping.                            community surrounding the school. They will
                                                                                                 draw maps as they go.
                                 Math
                                 Study Skills
                                                                              o Draw a map to
                                                             scale.
                                                                o Identify places of intereset
                                                             in the community.




                                                         Fall Semester Continued
Lesson     Lesson Topic          Minor Subjects              Goals                               Description
Unit 3: My Community
Lesson 11 Map It!                Techology                   o Utlize technology skills.         o Using Tom Snyder software, students will
                                                                                                 design computer maps of their community.
Lesson 12 What is in my          Study Skills                o Learn how to retrieve             o Students will brainstorm issues in their
          Community?                                         information from different          community that they think are important.
                                                                                                 Students will each then pick a topic they want to
                                                             sources of reference.               learn more about.
                                                                            o Develop library
                                                             skills                                                                            o
                                                                                                 Students will research their topics.
                                                                                                               This can include trips to the library,
                                                                                                 phone calls to organizations and more.
                                                                                                 o Students will create an activity to help alleviate
                                                                                                 the issue.




New Jersey After 3, Inc.: Monthly Core Curriculum Planning                                                                                              Sample
                                                                                                                                  Major Subject: Culture
September Unit Plan: "Your Community"
Lesson 13 Look what's in         Literacy                    o Learn how to retrieve           o Students will continue their research on the
          my Community!          Study Skills                information from different        topic they chose.
                                                                                                                                                 o
                                 Community Service           sources of reference.             Students will develop an activity to help alleviate
                                                                           o Develop library   the issue, such as a clean-up day at a community
                                                             skills                            park or the creation of a community garden.
                                                                                               o Students will write short essays about their topic.

Lesson 14 "Model                 Visual Arts                 o Develop connections between     o Students will create a clay model of their
          Community"               Math                      art and technology.               community using the maps made on the computer.

Lesson 15 Community              Culture                     o Provide a culminating event.    o Families, the school and community members
          Celebration!                                                                         will be invited to a community celebration where
                                                                                               students will display their work.




New Jersey After 3, Inc.: Monthly Core Curriculum Planning                                                                                             Sample

				
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